Toda’s photo of the day are taken in a Hookah Bar.
A very traditional instrument for smoking, hookah, has made it into the modern restaurant culture in recent days. Popularly known as Shisha or waterpipe, narghile, arghila, aalyan or many other different name, it is a multi-stemmed instrument for vaporizing and smoking flavored tobacco called shisha. The vapor or smoke is passed through a water basin before inhalation.
It is believed that Hookah originated in Persia, Iran during the Safavid dynasty.
In Nepal, use of hookahs used to be considered to symbolize elite family in the history. Now, hookahs are getting popular among younger people and tourists. The main tourists places like Kathmandu, Pokhara and Dharan are famous for many Hookah Bars. Smokers in these hookah bars need to follow certain rules and code of conducts. And of course, smoking is injurious to health.
Please share your experiences in such bars.